Richard Lain Suter, of Gallatin, TN, was born on Dec. 11, 1961 to the late Turner Lawrence Suter and Sue Garrett Suter. He is survived by his beloved wife Elizabeth Suter, his children; Haley Suter and Austin Suter from his marriage to his late wife; Karen Mayfield Suter, his sisters; Lauren McAnnar and Suzanne Bozza, his granddaughters Nora Lain (1), and Jasper Ray, due in September, as well as several beloved nieces and nephews.
Richard passed away of pancreatic cancer while surrounded by his family, on July 13, 2022. Some would say he “lost his battle with cancer” but… that isn’t really true. He never lost a battle in his life. He fought, hard - and WON - every, single day, for everyone and everything he knew and loved.
Richard was “JOY”… simply defined as “a source or cause of delight.” Whether it was selling you a car, which he very successfully did for over 30 years, telling a story like nobody else ever could, making you laugh until your sides hurt, taking your picture and making you look like a million bucks or loving you BIG … he was a blessing.
Richard was an accomplished self taught photographer, with the creative genius of a true artist. There was no shot, in life or through the lens of his camera, that he wouldn’t take. And, the “proof” is in the mark he left on this world. All one need do is look around, for this “+>-“ When you see that (and trust me, you will) you will understand the impact and contribution that this man gave to the community of Gallatin and Sumner County, that he so dearly loved.
Today we mourn but, we also celebrate because THAT is how Richard would want it. We celebrate the life, the love, the man, the legacy, the father, the grandfather, the husband, the son, the brother, the treasured friend and the fierce warrior that was Richard Lain Suter.
A Celebration of Richards life will be held at 2:00 on Monday July 25, 2022 at Three Oaks Church in Gallatin. Visitation with the family will be on Monday from 12:00 PM until time of service, at the church. Everyone is encouraged to wear purple and their favorite "+>-" gear to help celebrate Richard's life. Arrangements entrusted to : Sumner Funeral & Cremation, Gallatin, TN (615) 452-9059